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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY BABY HAD DIFFICULTY LATCHING OR NURSING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 471 332 69.4 64.2-74.1 139 30.6 25.9-35.8
Age
< 20 years 58 37 61.7 46.0-75.3 21 38.3 24.7-54.0
20-24 years 134 97 70.1 60.1-78.6 37 29.9 21.4-39.9
25-34 years 215 151 69.9 62.3-76.5 64 30.1 23.5-37.7
35+ years 64 47 74.1 60.5-84.3 17 25.9 15.7-39.5
Race
White 332 227 67.5 61.5-73.0 105 32.5 27.0-38.5
Black 119 89 72.9 61.8-81.7 30 27.1 18.3-38.2
Other 20 16 78.1 51.1-92.4 4 21.9 7.6-48.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 42 81.5 68.0-90.1 14 18.5 9.9-32.0
No 415 290 67.3 61.7-72.5 125 32.7 27.5-38.3
Education
< High School 79 58 77.0 63.9-86.4 21 23.0 13.6-36.1
High School 149 104 67.9 58.7-75.9 45 32.1 24.1-41.3
> High School 243 170 67.5 60.2-74.0 73 32.5 26.0-39.8
Marital Status
Married 272 197 72.3 65.9-78.0 75 27.7 22.0-34.1
Other 199 135 65.8 57.4-73.3 64 34.2 26.7-42.6
Income
14,999 or less 91 58 66.6 54.0-77.2 33 33.4 22.8-46.0
15,000-24,999 118 86 67.8 57.3-76.7 32 32.2 23.3-42.7
25,000-49,999 100 75 75.5 64.2-84.0 25 24.5 16.0-35.8
50,000 or more 130 88 67.2 57.4-75.7 42 32.8 24.3-42.6
WIC recipient
No 236 163 71.6 64.7-77.7 73 28.4 22.3-35.3
Yes 234 169 67.8 60.2-74.6 65 32.2 25.4-39.8
Medicaid recipient
No 210 149 70.7 63.3-77.2 61 29.3 22.8-36.7
Yes 261 183 68.4 61.2-74.8 78 31.6 25.2-38.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 126 73.4 66.3-79.5 46 26.6 20.5-33.7
2500+ grams 299 206 69.0 63.4-74.1 93 31.0 25.9-36.6

*Asked only of mothers that breastfed their baby after delivery.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

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